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  • 6-26 Local Histories

    In Hardin County:

    30 years ago, a tragedy involving a 23-month-old girl showed how badly Radcliff needed an ambulance service.

    20 years ago, Charlie Fraley of Radcliff took first place in the commerical food competition at the national VICA Skill Olympics. He was the first student at Elizabethtown State Vocational Technical School to bring back a national gold medal.

    10 years ago, two Elizabethtown girls; Teddi Eriksen, 16, and Shalonda Dixon, 15; were competing for the title of Miss Kentucky Ten USA in Somerset.

  • 8-5 Local Histories


    August 5, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, a struggle for control of a Hodgenville automobile dealership was settled out of court. The settlement allowed Otis Smith to buy out his former partners.

    20 YEARS AGO, Larry Lucas, convicted of slaying a Muldraugh pawnbroker, was sentenced to 180 years in prison.

    10 YEARS AGO, Radcliff Middle School students returning from summer break were greeted by new principal, Lonnie Dennis. Dennis was formerly an assistant principal at North Hardin High School.

  • Aug. 31 Local Histories


    August 31, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, a shortcut road connecting Rineyville Road and St. John Road in Elizabethtown was approved by the state Department of Transportation as a way to relieve traffic congestion in the Helmwood Heights school and residential area.

    20 YEARS AGO, after shooting his girlfriend five times, a Vine Grove man held police at bay for 20 minutes while he attempted suicide by slashing his wrists.

    10 YEARS AGO, accused murderer, Sam McMillen, faced the death penalty as he awaited trial at Eddyville prison.

  • 8-11 Local Histories


    August 11, 2008

    30 YEARS AGO, the “bug trial” crawled through its third day of hearings as Orkin attorney Frank Reaves Jr. focused his line of questioning to plant doubts about the testimony of the state pesticide inspector.

  • Two schools heading back to buildings for last time



    RADCLIFF — Two local school staffs are preparing for the first day of school for the last time in their respective buildings. By this time next year, those faculty members will have new homes.

    Radcliff Middle School will move to the new North Middle School building, and Parkway Elementary School will move to the Radcliff Middle building.

  • July 29 Local History


    30 YEARS AGO, foul smelling smoke rolled out the window of the old garage-gymnasium on Nicholas Street in Elizabethtown and “casualties” were lying on the ground moaning, in red-stained clothes during a mock disaster staged to test the preparedness of local emergency personnel.

    20 YEARS AGO, the Fort Knox Post Office building was dedicated to Lt. Col. Walter Freeland whom died after serving 46 years with the Army. He was in the Horse Cavalry in Tennessee, on active Army duty and also a Department of Defense civil service employee.

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  • August 22 Local History


  • Local History for June 23

    In Hardin County:

    30 years ago, another chapter in the controversy on how many students should have been in a Hardin County kindergarten session was written by the state attorney general's office when it ruled that a letter to Superintendent Charlie Akins from James Graham, state superintendent of public instruction, on kindergarten class size should be open to the public.

  • Full Impact of Rocket Docket's end still unknown



    ELIZABETHTOWN – Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw says monthly indictments will increase in number, potentially doubling by September, as cases previously eligible for rocket docket are disposed of via traditional time-consuming methods.

    The full extent of the program’s death could take months or longer to be realized by all parties involved.